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Read About Adopt A Ferret

Adopt a ferret to give a loving home to a ferret in need. Here's everything you need to know about adoption.

Adopt a ferret -- Reasons and Facts

  1. Why Adopt:

    There are many ferrets in need of a home and what better way to acquire your new pet than by giving one a second chance.
  2. What Pet to Adopt:

    Spend some time with the ferret you intend to adopt. They have individual personalities like humans and other pets. It is important that the ferret you adopt will fit in with your household.
  3. When to Adopt:

    Because their personalities are so varied, some ferrets like the company of other ferrets and others will not tolerate it. If you already have ferrets, then you should either adopt when your ferrets are very young or you should wilt until your older ferrets have passed on.

Adopt a ferret -- Where to Look

  1. Online:

    There are many ferret rescue groups online. Most have very stringent application requirements and most will not ship. So, even if you are looking online, search for one that is local so you can visit your intended adoptee.
  2. Classifieds:

    Once in a while, someone will get a ferret and realize that it does not fit with their lifestyle. Sometimes you will find an ad for a free ferret in the classifieds. You should be very careful if adopting this way. Make sure the ferret is healthy.
  3. Pet Shows:

    Ferret rescue groups and ferret distributors can be found at most ferret shows. You can get information on adopting a ferret there.
  4. Local Vet:

    Veterinarians will usually have a bulletin board with available pets. Also, they often have pets on-hand that are available for adoption.

Adopt a ferret -- What to Look For

  1. Pet Temperament:

    Everyone loves to have the pet with the great personality. Look for signs that the ferret you want to adopt is laid back and loving. If it has been mistreated or has not been cared for and trained properly, it can have a very bad disposition and tend to bite.
  2. Pet's Surroundings:

    Make sure it has been properly socialized and is used to human touch. Also, make sure it has been kept in a clean, safe environment for health reasons.
  3. Pet's Health:.

    Ferret's are prone to adrenal disease. Look for signs of these and other health problems. One of the major signs of adrenal disease is hair loss.
  4. What to Avoid:

    Avoid ferrets that have a bad disposition and any sign of health problems, and

Adopt a ferret -- How to Choose

  1. Type of Pet:

    Ferrets come in four major colors (albino, sable, Black Eyed Whites, and silver). Choose the color you like best and just enjoy and love your new pet.
  2. Supplies & Equipment:

    You will need food high in meat protein and fats (it should also be low in plant content), nail trimmers as nails should be checked every two weeks, ear cleaner, and bathing supplies.
  3. Expense:

    Ferret adoption can be free, but most of the time, even an adoption requires some investment. You usually have an adoption fee, and you also have to buy all the supplies.